polyandry: the practice or the condition whereby a woman has more than one established erotic/sexual male partner; see also polygyny.

Dictionary of Sexology Project: Main Index

Pol`y*an"dry (?), n. [Poly- + Gr. , , man, male: cf. F. polyandrie.]

The possession by a woman of more than one husband at the same time; -- contrasted with monandry.

In law, this falls under the head of polygamy.


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